Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will provide maintenance, repair and pilot simulator training support to Mexico’s UH-60 Black Hawk operators through Sikorsky’s facility in Colombia.
Lockheed said Thursday Black Hawk operators in Mexico can go to the helicopter flight simulator center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar to utilize its five-axis flight simulator as well as the depot repair facility at Tolemaida Colombia Army Base to request support services.
“Securing the appropriate approvals to be able to offer support and training for our customers in Mexico is a step toward fulfilling our long-term plan to position Sikorsky Colombia as the support hub for all Latin American countries that operate Black Hawk aircraft,” said Adam Schierholz, Sikorsky regional executive for Latin America.
Aerospace support provider Corporacion de la Industria Aeronautica de Colombia manages the Sikorsky Colombia flight simulation facility.
Lockheed said Sikorsky Colombia currently supports the country’s army, air force and national police, which collectively have the largest fleet of Black Hawk helicopters in Latin America.
Mexico holds the second-largest Black Hawk fleet in the region with 23 UH-60 units in service with the federal police, air force and navy.